About the Author(s)
Pamela K. Keel, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Florida State University. Dr. Keel conducts federally-funded research on the nosology, biology, epidemiology, and longitudinal course of bulimic syndromes and has authored over 200 papers and two books on the topic of eating disorders. She is a Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders, Association for Psychological Science, and American Psychological Association.
"Eating Disorders is without a doubt the definitive introduction to the field. Fully updated with new diagnostic criteria, updated epidemiological information, and cutting-edge research findings, the second edition is as engaging as it is informative. Compelling case studies are introduced in the very beginning and followed in every chapter of the text, breathing life into such important topics as etiological factors, biological bases, treatment selection, and current controversies."--Jennifer J. Thomas, PhD, Co-Director, Eating Disorders Clinical and Research Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Associate Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
"This book is an outstanding resource for anyone seriously interested in eating disorders. It is simultaneously authoritative and accessible and has been updated to include important recent developments in the field, including the publication of new criteria for diagnosis in DSM-5. An essential resource for both students and faculty."--B. Timothy Walsh, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University
"Reflecting the author's broad-based expert understanding, Eating Disorders provides a comprehensive, well written, up-to-date review of the vast literature associated with these disorders. This book is ideally suited as a text for an advanced undergraduate course in eating disorders, and also provides critical foundational knowledge for anyone entering the field at the graduate level."--Carolyn Black Becker, PhD, FAED, Professor, Department of Psychology, Trinity University
"Dr. Keel has made an extraordinarily important contribution with this book. She is one of the world's leading experts on eating disorders, and she has provided students, clinicians, and researchers with an up-to-date, authoritative volume on the topic. Readers will get a vivid sense of the personal struggles associated with eating disorders, while learning about the latest, cutting-edge research on the causes and treatments of disordered eating."--Greg Smith, PhD, Professor and Director of the Clinical Psychology Training Program, University of Kentucky
"This textbook is a highly unique and informative resource for understanding the current state-of-the-science in the eating disorders field. Dr. Keel is an internationally renowned expert who is able to relate complex concepts and research findings in an easily digestible form that will be appreciated by introductory undergraduate students all the way up to doctoral-level professionals. This textbook is sure to become the 'go to' book for education on eating disorders research, treatment, and prevention."--Kelly L. Klump, PhD, MSU Foundation Endowed Professor and Co-Director of the Michigan State University Twin Registry, Department of Psychology, Michigan State University